5th October 2005
CELEBRATIONS AT CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
the Holbeach campus of the
The council's Chairman, Roger Begy, will attend a special event on Thursday 13th October to present the university's Vice Chancellor, Professor David Chiddick, with a plaque to mark the occasion.
CoVEs are specialist areas of vocational provision which aim to produce appropriately qualified and skilled workers with employment and career prospects which meet the needs of the economy.
The Holbeach campus now holds CoVE status in food manufacture and currently supports over 3,000 part-time students representing 96 companies including 32 multinational, multi-site organisations and 64 small to medium-sized enterprises.
event will begin with a welcome by Professor Chiddick in the Marquee Room at
11.30am. Val Braybrooks, Director of the Holbeach Campus and Deputy Head of the
Department of Further Education, will then give an update on the Holbeach
Technology Park and will introduce Steve Broadbent, General Manager of Geest’s
Welland Fresh Foods and Director of the Spalding site,
After the presentation of the plaque by Mr Begy and lunch in the Marquee Room guests will have an opportunity to tour the facilities after 1pm.
“CoVE status has given the Holbeach campus a tremendous boost and employers are now able to access a much enhanced range of training, education and business services with their employees benefiting from access to state of the art equipment and facilities,” said Val Braybrooks.
“We now have at Holbeach a training facility which I believe to be one of the best in
the county and which will enable employers to develop their own technical
operators technologists and managers of the future supporting the success of the food industry in
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